MScIT -Cybersecurity

2 Years 60 Credit Hours
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The MScIT program stands as a demanding and invaluable global qualification within the expanding IT industry. It encompasses all facets of designing, building, and managing data, information, and communication technologies, instilling the intellectual rigor required to thrive in the dynamic business world, spanning ecommerce, health, education, and beyond. Graduates emerge as proficient problem solvers, offering insights to unravel the complexities inherent in the vast domains of IT. Ultimately, the program shapes executive team leaders capable of navigating effectively in the ever-changing IT landscape.

In a landscape where over a million IT jobs are created annually, possessing advanced knowledge and understanding provides our students with a distinct advantage in the competitive realms of business and employment. This advanced understanding not only opens doors to technical, management, and information systems roles but also lays the foundation for individual pursuits. Graduates who adeptly combine these aspects find themselves with access to a diverse array of high-demand jobs. It's noteworthy how IT has evolved into a highly respected profession among professionals.


The Master of Science in Information Technology (MScIT) program at Westcliff University, offered by the Presidential Graduate School (PGS), is a two-year, 60-credit program. Purposefully crafted, this program is tailored to meet the evolving needs of IT professionals across diverse service sectors. It provides a comprehensive educational experience, equipping students with both knowledge and a theoretical understanding of the Information Technology industry. The program emphasizes the integration of technology, human resources, and strategic business development, fostering a holistic approach to IT.

Graduates of the MScIT program are adeptly prepared to create innovative computing solutions tailored to address complex business challenges. They acquire the skills to apply these solutions across various realms of IT encountered in their professional roles. The ultimate goal is to empower graduates to actively contribute to the achievement of organizational objectives, making them valuable assets in the ever-changing landscape of Information Technology.

Courses Content
MScIT–Specialization in Cybersecurity

The MScIT program, with a concentration in Cybersecurity, is strategically designed to furnish students with advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills in implementing security measures across diverse digital environments. This specialized program empowers students to protect against threats, secure software and systems, monitor cyber operations, conduct digital forensics, and ensure compliance. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students delve into best practices and principles to safeguard data and networks from unauthorized access or tampering, gaining valuable insights into policies and strategies for robust protection against cyber threats.

Cybersecurity stands out as a rapidly growing field, playing a pivotal role in safeguarding digital assets and sensitive information from evolving cyber threats and attacks. This interdisciplinary program combines elements of computer science, data science, and risk management to fortify digital defenses and equip individuals to respond effectively to the ever-changing landscape of security challenges. As an essential and dynamic component, Cybersecurity ensures the resilience of modern digital environments against potential threats, emphasizing its critical role in the contemporary technological landscape.

2 Years 60 Credit Hours 20 Modules

  • CLD 600
    Virtualization and Storage
    3 Credit Hours
  • MSIT 607
    Advanced Database Design & Management
    3 Credit Hours
  • EMT 610
    3 Credit Hours
  • ITM 610
    Networking Management
    3 Credit Hours
  • EMT 620
    3 Credit Hours
  • MSIT 636
    Research Methodology
    3 Credit Hours
  • IOT 600
    Internet of Things (IoT)
    3 Credit Hours
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    Data Science
    3 Credit Hours

  • CYB 600
    Threat and Vulnerability Management
    3 Credit Hours
  • CYB 601
    Software and Systems Security
    3 Credit Hours
  • CYB 602
    Cyber Operations and Monitoring
    3 Credit Hours
  • CYB 603
    Digital forensics and incident response
    3 Credit Hours
  • CYB 604
    Compliance and Assessment
    3 Credit Hours

  • MIS 500
    Managing Information Systems & Technology
    3 Credit Hours
  • MIS 510
    Information Technology Project Management
    3 Credit Hours
  • MIS 520
    Leading Strategic Change with Technology
    3 Credit Hours
  • MIS 540
    Management of Information Security
    3 Credit Hours
  • MIS 545
    Business Architecture and Organizational Transformation
    3 Credit Hours
  • MIS 550
    Big Data Analytics and Visualization
    3 Credit Hours
  • CAP 690
    Masters Applied Capstone
    3 Credit Hours
Learning Outcomes

What you'll learn

The Master of Science in Information Technology offered by PBS in affiliation with Westcliff University encourages students to achieve the following educational outcomes:

  • Create strategic plans that implement information technology requirements and specifications of complex technology systems.

  • Evaluate computer systems and improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness by incorporating value computing methodologies.

  • Analyze, design, develop, and maintain information technology infrastructure to allow for implementation of strategic initiatives that incorporate emerging technologies.

  • Analyze and construct database management systems to meet the needs of business and technology decision makers.

  • Compare and contrast various methodologies of computer systems design for the purpose of creating efficacy in computer-related business functions.

  • Create and develop the ability to conduct in-depth research, independently or within the enterprise in a broad range of information technology.

  • Create, innovate, design, and improve technology aspects of data collection and analysis to sustain competitive advantage.


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Our esteemed MSc.IT student, as he unravels his enlightening journey at Presidential Graduate School. Delve into the unmatched academic landscape and rich non-academic pursuits that define our MSc.IT program. Grasp the essence of the unwavering support and mentorship our dedicated team offers, and get a glimpse of the invaluable resources like career counseling, workshops, and guest lectures that elevate our student experience. Join us on this voyage of excellence and distinction. 🎓

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Meet Bunu Baniya, an MSc.IT student, as she shares her incredible journey of personal and professional growth with the unwavering support and exceptional resources provided by the Presidential Graduate School. From honing essential interpersonal skills to engaging in a diverse range of academic and non-academic activities, find out how Presidential sets the stage for students to thrive both in their careers and personal lives.

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